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Fools Gold

Rules from Carrot Ranch if you want to join, I hope you do.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “GOLD, the gold rush history, adventure.” Let the prompt lead you! 49ers???

I had to do some research on my own to see if anything was of interest to me. I must have been absent from school that day this subject was taught in class. Much to my surprise, I discovered some strange behaviors from Mr. Stutter.

My 99 words story below:


A young mother was surprised to see her son captivated by schoolwork, particularly one book. “What’s going on, son?”

Looking up from his book, the child said, “Reporting on the California gold rush, everyone seems to admire this guy Sutter, but when you read his life story, I wonder why?”  

Pointing to the book, he said, “See here, read one of Sutter’s quotes, ‘The Indians began to be troublesome all around me, killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses, and threatening to attack us. I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them!’ It sounds like fools gold.”

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